«Donald Trump is Dead», Hacked Trump Jr’s X Account Falsely Claims
In a recent development, Donald Trump Jr., the son of former United States President Donald Trump, has fallen victim to a hack on one of his social media accounts. The hacked X (Twitter) account posted false information, including a claim that Trump Sr had passed away and that Trump Jr. will be running for president.
The Donald Trump Jr’s Hacking Incident
A recent report from CNBC revealed that the incident unfolded when Donald Trump Jr.’s X account began posting a series of alarming tweets. Among these tweets was the false claim that his father, former President Donald Trump, had passed away.
Adding further fuel to the fire, another tweet posted from the compromised account contained profanity and a racial comment directed at President Joe Biden. Such offensive content not only violates the platform’s guidelines but also reflects the disturbing potential of hacked accounts to spread hate speech and misinformation.
Thankfully, swift action was taken to address the situation. Donald Trump Jr.’s political advisor, Andrew Surabian, quickly took to the platform to clarify the situation. He confirmed that the X account had indeed been hacked, aiming to quench the panic and provide accurate information to the public.
The false posts were subsequently taken down, but the incident had already left a mark.
Hate Content Concerns on X
The recent hacking incident involving Donald Trump Jr.’s social media account on X has shone a spotlight on the platform’s vulnerabilities. One prominent issue that has plagued X is its handling of hate content.
According to the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), X Corporation reportedly failed to take action on a staggering 99% of hate content posted by Twitter Blue subscribers. This revelation raises serious questions about the platform’s ability to combat hate speech and toxic content effectively.
Moreover, there have been growing concerns about X’s algorithm potentially amplifying “toxic tweets.” Additionally, the algorithm’s role in curating and promoting content has come under scrutiny, with allegations that it may inadvertently elevate harmful or divisive messages.
In response to the critical findings by the CCDH, X Corporation took the unprecedented step of filing a lawsuit against the nonprofit research group. This legal dispute highlights the conflict between the platform and individuals attempting to hold it responsible for its content control methods.